Emerson reported its REVAMP software for transitioning legacy technology to DeltaV automation architecture uses cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) to automate up to 70% of system configuration, reduce errors and manual code conversion work, and slash capital costs by up to 15%.

The software combines an extensive knowledge base with a library to develop continuously updating AI models. Each modernized control system feeds back into the REVAMP software, creating learning algorithms that get smarter and faster at converting legacy code, Emerson said. The modernization project is automatically fully documented, and significant portions can be generated in the DeltaV control system, enabling the latest capabilities, and using modern standards.